Here is a weekend update and let’s start with some happy baby news. First it is official supermodel Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, are expecting their first baby together. Tom has a son with Bridget Moynahan also. The couple is very excited and the baby is due in the early part of next year. Rachel Griffiths, from the ABC show “Brothers and Sisters” just had baby #3, a girl. The new baby joins big brother Banjo, 5 years old, and sister Adelaide 3. She has her hands full that is for sure. Parenthood suits Matthew McConaughy and girlfriend Camila Alves, the two are expecting their second child. Levi is 11 months and will soon be a big brother; the couple is looking forward to this next baby. In other happy couple news it seems that David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are making progress on their relationship. The couple separated last fall due to David’s sex addiction struggles. He entered rehab for his problem and the couple is “still in love”, says a friend of Duchonvy. “They very much care for each other and whatever happens they are working it out for the kids.” The couple has 2 kids, Madeline 10 and Kyd,7.
A huge bonus for fans of the Jonas Brothers this weekend. During their first concert stop which was in Arlington Texas this week, Miley Cyrus showed up to sing a duet with her boyfriend, Nick Jonas. The two have recently gotten back together and here she sang “Through the Storm” with him. How cute is that? The couple is just 16 years old and after the song Miley gave a little peck on the cheek to Nick. Another couple in love will soon be saying “I Do”. Farrah Fawcett has finally agreed to wed long time boyfriend Ryan O’Neal. The two have been together since 1980 and getting married kind of just became a joke between them. It will be a bittersweet “I Do” since Farrah is currently fighting for her life against cancer. Sadly Farrah is back in the hospital and has been there for several weeks. Farrah is 62 and O’Neal is 68.
It is sad news for Jon and Kate Gosselin plus their brood of 8, the couple has filed for divorce. After 10 years of marriage the couple has decided to split up. Kate says although she is not happy about the situation she does not feel that the TV show led to the split, that is probably would have happened “had the world been watching or not.” The two also shared that they would continue on with the show and just like they have been doing, they would just tape their interviews separately. Well now that Kate is going to be a single mother, how can she walk away from the show and all that money she is going to need to support herself and her 8 children. It’s a shame, but that is reality.
Perez Hilton’s has offended yet another celebrity and has caused quite a ruckus. This time the dispute is between Will.l.Am of the Black Eyed Peas. It seems that Perez is not a fan of his and was being very rude according to Will.l.Am. He even asked Perez at an after party this weekend after the Much Music Awards, “Hey can you do me a favor, Perez?…Can you not be so blatantly rude to our group on your website? That’s just wrong – you don’t have to be disrespectful” According to Will.l.Am Perez said “I don’t respect you. “ Wow, that was pretty rude. Will.l.Am then says Perez called him a “f**got” He says that then “the fans get all crazy and start on Perez Hilton. I’m just sitting there minding my own business waiting for a car.” Now that is not all, Will.l.Am has made his own video in response to the whole issue giving his side of the story but not only that, Perez does that same thing. This is what he has to say. He say that the Black Eyed Peas manager, Polo Molina punched him and gave him a black eye as well as punching him a few more times. Perez was twittering the whole things and said he was bleeding and asked his fans to call the police to the scene. So this is where we are at the moment. Polo Molina did turn himself into police and Hilton does admit to calling Will.l.Am a f**got “saying it was the worst thing he could think of to call the singer at the time. He also called the singer “a f***ing coward” and that “he would have had more respect if he would have punched him in the face himself.” Come on people grow up and play nice – seriously are you 12???
“American Idol” just keeps on giving. Here is a great story about Chris Sligh who was a finalist from season six. He wrote the new number one country song, “Here Comes Goodbye” for the group Rascal Flatts. So here was the guy who joked about “bringing chubby back” when he was on Idol and he himself claimed not to have the look of a rock star but the guy has found his calling. After “American Idol” he moved to Nashville in 2007 and look at him now. I am sure this is not the last we will hear from him. What is so ironic though about this story and his writing abilities is that he was brought up a strict fundamentalist Baptist and was not even allowed to listen to pop or rock music. He has not ventured that far from his roots though and has a Christian music album out called “Run to You” which has been successful and in the top 10 on the Christian music charts. He hopes to release his second album soon. He says “we’re trying to make a record that transcends the genre of Christian music and can stand up to U2 or Coldplay or something like that I think it could blow a lot of people away.” And in other Idol news…Condoleezza Rice is a huge Randy Jackson fan and when she was recently in Los Angeles to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” she had a meeting with Randy Jackson where they hung out and talked for 90 minutes. No love connection however since Randy has been married since 1995. She is totally into music and Randy, and has always wanted to meet him and she got her chance and had a lovely time.
The controversy has not died down yet on the whole Miss California, gay marriage and Perez Hilton question from Sunday night. This morning on the “Today Show” Miss USA shared what she would have said and you know she was prepared for the question. Kristen Dalton from North Carolina would have said if asked the same question that, “the beautiful thing about America is that we have the right to choose, we have the right to choose what partner we want to love, commit and spend the rest of our lives with. I think all couples should be able to recognize legally, and they should be able to enter into a union. Whether or not that should be defined as marriage…I’ll leave that up to the politicians.” Ok, that was a good answer. She also goes on to say that her and Miss California, Carrie Prejean have become good friends and “I respect her opinion.” Leave it to Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus to get in on the action. Both girls have twittered that they both support gay marriage. Britney says “Love is love” and “People should be able to do whatever makes them happy.” Miley says “Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much He cares! Like I said, everyone deserves to be happy.” Thanks girls for sharing your thoughts.
On a lighter note…magic man David Blaine got engaged on April 4th to his French model girlfriend, Alizee Guinochet. He is 36 and she is a young one at 23 years old. On the baby front… Jill Scott welcomed a baby boy, Jett Hamilton on Monday. She is in the new show on HBO, “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency”. Good show great books.
Perez Hilton is back in the news and smack dab in the middle of more controversy. This time his victim was Miss California, Carrie Prejan who was hoping to become the next Miss USA. However after answering a gay marriage question asked straight from Perez himself, basically all hell broke loose for the contestant and she ended up first runner up in the competition. Here is what happened. Perez asked her the question, “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?” Her answer was, “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and , you know what, in my country and in my family, I think that I believe a marriage should be between a man and a woman.” Well Hilton literally blew a gasket over her answer and she was even booed while on stage. Perez went on his blog and called her a “dumb bitch”, although later he did rescind his comment. The two have been very busy, Perez landed himself a spot on “Larry King Live” and Miss California spoke with FOXNews.com and Billy Bush on the “Billy Bush Show.” She definitely feels the question and controversy cost her the crown but despite that would not have changed her answer. She stands by the fact that she answered her question honestly and that is what’s important. I have to side with her on this one. It is also not like she said she does not believe in gay marriage or believe it should not be an option for people, she what she believes for herself. So give the poor girl a break!
Justin Timberlake is starting to rival Ryan Seacrest for busiest guy in Hollywood. In addition to his clothing line and most recently new Tequila, not to mention his singing career, Justin is involved in a new crazy reality show that will air on MTV. The show is called “On the Phone” and will be a competition between 4 contestants doing something crazy for the opportunity to win $50,000. Justin says, “We make them characters in an action film. We constantly throw a curve ball.” So basically you get a call on your cell phone and then follow the clues to the prize. An example is climbing to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. Hmmm…sounds like “Survivor” meets “Fear Factor”. Justin is also getting ready for his May 9th appearance on SNL. He will be hosting while Ciara will be the musical guest. Justin loves the SNL gang and always has a great time. Should be fun. Remember last time and his Beyonce back up dancer gig??
Here is a little baby news hot off the press. Ellen Pompeo, from “Grey’s Anatomy” is expecting her first child with husband Chris Ivery Other big baby news is Julie Chen from “The Early Show” on CBS is also pregnant with her first baby. She is married to CBC President and CEO Les Moonves who is 59 years old. Julie is also the host of the show “Big Brother” and she says she will be there again and won’t miss any time from her hosting duties on the show. And for you “Fantastic Four” fans, Ioan Gruffudd and his wife are also expecting their first baby. You can see him in his next movie out this June with our old favorite Julia Roberts, in “Fireflies in the Garden.” Congratulations to all on their good news.
Kate Hudson turned 30 this weekend and in true celebrity fashion had a party filled with celebrities. Some of the A – listers at the party included the Kutchers (Ashton and Demi), Jessica Alba and hubby Cash Warren, Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin from Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Evan Mendes, Adam Sandler, Zach Braff, Gwen Stefani and Cher. The party was at mom, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s home and it was a night of dancing and drinking and fun. If you were wondering, Owen Wilson was not at the party…hmmm…are the couple on again or off again? Speaking of parties, Andy Roddick and his model girlfriend tied the knot this weekend with 250 of their closest friends sharing in the event. The couple had an outdoor wedding ceremony and then dinner at the country club on Friday. Elton John entertained the guests while they dined. Saturday the couple and their friends partied at Stubb’s which specializes in BBQ. The guests were requested to wear “denim only” and rocked the night away with the Spazmatics.
Madonna had another horse riding accident on Saturday. Luckily her injuries were minor and after a visit to the hospital was released with some bruises. It seems that the paparazzi were the cause of the accident when they jumped out to photograph Madonna and they startled her horse. She was much luckier this time then when she fell off her horse back in 2005 and cracked several ribs and broke her collarbone. Glad you are going to be alright Madonna.
Perez Hilton sure does know how to stir up trouble. The most recent non – Perez Hilton fan, seems to be Criss Angel. It got a bit tense and ugly at the end of his magic show in Las Vegas on Friday night where Perez happened to be in the audience. Criss acknowledged Perez by giving him a shout and saying, “I have to recognize someone special here in the house. Perez Hilton, please stand up…We have the world’s biggest douche bag asshole in the house.” Wow – that was not exactly a warm welcome. Perez responded with, “thanks for the free tickets.” What started the war of words? It seems that Perez was Twittering through the show and not giving the show a very good review. In fact two tweets read, “unbelievably BAD!” and “I would rather be getting a root canal.” Hmmm… I guess I would have to say Perez may have had it coming.
And last but not least a Happy Birthday to Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who just turned 3. And believe it or not it seems like Suri had a typical 3 year old party with a few of her friends and a Belle princess cake from Beauty and the Beast. Suri will be starting full time preschool classes at the school of Scientology. Suri will be attending classes 5 days a week for a mere $12,000. The do like to start them early over there.
Love is still in the air for Nick Cannon and his wife Mariah Carey. Nick is quite the romantic and pulled out a lavish yet intimate 40 birthday party celebration in Barbados for Mariah and 11 of their close friends. The couple flew to Barbados in a private jet, and then had the party at the swanky Whispers on the Bay restaurant. Nick had the restaurant filled with hundreds of balloons and there was plenty of Dom Perignon to go around. People from the restaurant said that the couple were very lovey dovey with one another and were also very nice and down to earth to the restaurant employees. The couple was seen playing together on the beach and talking a romantic walk together. How sweet. Mariah has been working really hard on a new album and Nick just wanted her to have fun and relax. Nice job Nick sounds like mission accomplished!
I have to say I think Britney Spears is really back this time. She has been working really hard on her Circus tour and she is also the new face of Candies’ shoes. She has new ads coming out for the line that are available at Kohl’s and let me tell you she looks amazing. She has gotten her body in amazing shape and she is flaunting it. Check out her behind the scenes photo shoot for Candies and see if you agree.
So really, what is our world coming to when the longest running comedy, “The Simpsons” will be our new postage stamp? I guess the U.S. Postal Service wants us laughing as they increase postage yet again and this time to 44 cents a stamp. A spokesman for the USPS says that “The Simpsons are American Icons. We are excited about it and we think America will be too.” I would be more excited if they weren’t raising their prices. How about this though…out of more than 50,000 suggestions for who/what should be on the next stamp they chose “The Simpsons.” That is just a little funny to me even if the show has been on the air for 20 years. Don’t get me wrong, I love Marge, Homer and Bart Simpson but on our nations postage stamps??
OK, and this whole John Mayer and Jennifer Anniston break up is starting to get really ugly. And although I appreciate the drama, I just didn’t expect it from him. John gave an earful to a crowd of 3000 who were on the Mayercraft Carrier 2, that John was on to debut his new song, “Heartbreak Warfare”. Think this is about his breakup with Anniston?? He told the crowd some very unkind things about his ex including, “its miserable being around someone who’s negative.” He also shared with the crowd that Anniston is “obsessive – compulsive” and that “she isn’t down at all about their split”. He also got a bit crazy talking about Perez Hilton (who is not a big Anniston fan) and how he made out with him and how he would have sex with him “just to prove a point”. Kind of odd behavior from the star. You can read all about it in the new issue of US Magazine. I am sure the article is going to cause quite a stir.